Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back to....

BLOGGING!  I have been away for 4 months.  But I'm BACK!

and Back to SCHOOL!  Yes, you heard me right...I head back tomorrow for our first teacher work day.  I have to admit I am a little excited but of course a little sad that summer is over.  

We have ventured into our third year of football.  Here are a couple of pictures from the jamboree this weekend.  We are so proud of Nicholas and his team!!

Nicholas is #7, Coach Mike, and Tucker holding his facemask

David and Nicholas

Dad and his boys

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Busy weekend...

WOW, we had one crazy weekend.  We had lots of fun and got lots of sun :-)

First off....Nicholas' YMCA Kid's Marathon:

David hanging out at the finish line!
The Finish Line
Daddy and David keeping warm.
Nicholas after his mile run.
The Crawford brothers!

Inbetween the marathon and the spring game, Nicholas had practice and David (and Amy) took a nap.

Then we were off to the VT Spring Game:
Momma and her boys
Nicholas and Aunt Kat
David's FIRST Hokie game...he was great..but not into the pics!
Grandma and her boys - GO HOKIES!

And then to finish the weekend off...Nicholas had a baseball tournament on Sunday.  Here is a picture of his team and then some family!
Virginia Hitmen
8U Team
Logan, Landon, Trevor, Nicholas

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter 2013

David coloring eggs
What a wonderful Easter.  The service at church was awesome.  We have a lady that has a great voice and stage presence...and she had a SOLO.  WOW!  She was great.  It was also cool hearing Nicholas talk about how Jesus died on the cross and rose for our sins.  Just an amazing thing to witness.  Enjoy the pictures...
Nicholas coloring eggs

YAY!  The Easter Bunny came!
Nick's Basket

David's Basket
hahaha...looks like a clown nose :-)
Brothers looking for eggs...and David has some crazy eyes in this pic!
Searching for eggs....
Nicholas - so handsome!
Nicholas and Daddy - David ran out of the picture.
The Crawford Family
(The ladies of the church were suppose to wear a hat for Easter :-)
Nicholas and Grandma...David ran out of the picture :-)
Katherine, Ty, Nicholas, and David
Tie Twins
The three Heath ladies
A family shot without my hat


Nicholas participated in the NHS Youth Wrestling program  He had a great time and learned so much!  Now, I don't know that he will ever wrestle...but I think it has taught him to be more physical and aggressive.  Here are some pics from the night.
Nicholas and Ryan waiting for warm-ups.  And two of the Lonker boys :-)
Nicholas with his medal.

How cool are these two dudes?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!


I love this day!  I wish it was a school, I don't want to be at school...but I do enjoy this day when it is a school day.  The kids eating green eggs and ham, making Cat in the Hat hats, reading Dr. Seuss all makes me smile!

Since Nick's birthday is during the summer and his half birthday is over winter break, he never gets to take birthday cupcakes.  So, in kindergarten I asked the teacher if we could send a snack for Dr. Seuss' birthday.  We made really cute Cat in the Hat hats and cupcakes.  His teacher was super cool about it again this year and we made a Dr. Seuss Snack Mix.  Such a cute idea!!  I don't have one place that I can reference with the idea...I actually took a couple of different ideas and added my own to get this combo.  Each part of the mix has a Dr. Seuss book reference.  Enjoy!

We used the following:
  • Plain M&Ms 
  • Cheerios
  • Animal Crackers
  • Chocolate Eggs
  • Popcorn
  • Colored Goldfish
  • Letter and Number Crackers
  • Cotton Candy

Nicholas working hard!
fuzzy....but this is David helping!
The finished product!
The sheet that explains each part of the snack mix.

We made 30 bags of the snack mix.  I asked Nicholas if everyone enjoyed them...from the mouth of a first grader "I guess so...I didn't ask."  GEEZ!  We aren't even at the teenage years.

This weekend is a stress free, no plans, lots of TV watching weekend.  No rec. sports, no meetings, nothing....we literally laid around the house all day.  It was awesome.  Tomorrow we will head to church and then back home for some more relaxing.  The Crawford family definitely need it.  I do have to run to the store tomorrow...I mean, we might get 18 to 24 inches of snow this week...hahaha...that would be awesome!

Friday, February 22, 2013


Thanks to "2 Maids a Milking" for this awesome recipe!  I love PINTEREST.  Everyone in the house enjoyed!  Here are some pics.....
Ingredients, next time we will use Rotel instead of diced tomatoes.

In the oven!

The finished product.